Ns News Online Desk: Two Asian women were stabbed in a random attack Tuesday afternoon in a bustling San Francisco neighborhood.
A man with a knife casually approached a Market Street bus stop and stabbed the two victims, witnesses of the broad daylight rampage told KPIX.
The scene of the stabbing in San Francisco.“The assailant essentially just walked up to their victim, stabbed them and very casually walked away in broad daylight,” witness Jenny Shao reportedly said.
A 54-year-old man was later arrested in connection with the attack, officials said.San Francisco Supervisor Matt Haney confirmed the arrest, and said the victims of a “disgusting and horrific attack” were both senior citizens, in a tweet.
The condition of the stabbing victims was not immediately known. The violence comes as bias crimes against members of the Asian American community continues to soar across the country.
In Manhattan, police are still looking for the woman who hit an Asian woman in the head with a hammer in Times Square Monday. A day before, an Asian couple was attacked in Grand Central Station after a suspect told them “you don’t belong here,” police said.